Filed: Sunday, 11th March 2012
By: Staff Writer
Donny fans were naturally delighted at gaining a point at the Boleyn - with many feeling that they deserved to take all three...
"Forest and now this. I would have taken one point, but four! First 20 minutes, I thought we would get mullered. They were too big, too powerful and dominant. Vaz Te going off helped too as he was hurting us again. But we settled down and started to get to grips with the game. From then on, it was only Donny who looked likely. All played well, and how we never got that winner... Really really chuffed this week. Cracking atmosphere again and the Hammers fans said we've been the loudest this season at Upton Park."
"First 12-15 minutes we were awful and I feared a drubbing. When they scored it had been coming, but the last half-hour of the first half was pretty even and I remained confident that we could still get something from the game. Second half we were much improved and, to be honest, ran the show. Other than Green, Nolan and maybe Noble, West Ham didn't have any stand-out players. Particular mention should go to Diouf and Gillett who both had faultless displays, however Barnes will get my man of the match. Not only did he play well going forward he also got in some vital last minute tackles as well."
- streatham dave
"I think the referee needs a big cheer. He seemed to work out that Cole was a bit of a cheat and that Diouf actually gets fouled. He seemed very honest, no big team v small team mentality. We deserved to win, but the last five minutes were heart-stopping given what's happened in the past. Well done the team!"
"I never thought I'd be saying something like "we could've taken 3 points today from West Ham" with the Rovers.. but I think we could and maybe should have. Very pleased."
"Diouf was unplayable, I hope Big Sam rues the day he "listened to the fans" and elected not to sign him. That was one of the best performances I've seen from a Rovers player - that move he did at the byline in the first half to beat two players was sublime, as if the ball was literally glued to his foot! Coppinger as well deserves mention, glad he got the goal because his work down the right primarily with Diouf and Chimbonda was brilliant as well."
"To be fair to West Ham they have some good players, it just seems to be the way they play. Green stopped them losing all three points. Nolan is a ****, but a **** I'd love in our team. He's always on the end of everything. He has no real class, but he's a bullish player and plays to his strengths extremely well. Tomkins is their one class player; Noble is just a workhorse; Cole is decent at this level and a handful, but they don't rate him. I feel unless they build, they could come back down again, though."
"Four points from the last two away games... you couldn't ask for anything more, really. It could be a big turning point in our season. Next three all at home, seven points from nine and we could get out of it."
*Comments originally posted at drfc-vsc.co.uk.
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